(Updated: 2021/02/23)

About the journal


Basic Information


The journal Pandaemonium Germanicum, published since 1997 by the German Area of the Department of Modern Letters of the FFLCH/USP and the Post-Graduate Program in German Language and Literature, disseminates studies conducted in the Germanistic field covering: German language literature, compared literature and cultural studies related to German-speaking countries, German linguistics, applied and contrastive linguistics (Portuguese/German), teaching of German as a foreign language, and studies on translation logic.

The journal seeks not only to disseminate studies by Germanists from Brazil and abroad, but also on the dialogue among Germanistic studies, other areas of Letters as well as spheres of knowledge.

Pandaemonium is an open access journal published semi-annually until 2015 and three times a year from 2016 on. Articles submitted to Pandaemoniumundergo double blind peer review.

The short title of the periodical is Pandaemonium ger. (Online), to be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographic references and legends.



Indexed in

  • Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ
  • Deutsche National Bibliothek
  • Portal de Periódicos/ CAPES
  • Portal de Revistas do Sistema Integrados de Bibliotecas- Universidade de São Paulo/SIBI-USP
  • Germanistik im Netz - GiNDok
  • Redalyc


Intellectual Property

  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC.
  • By submitting the manuscript, the author allows it to be published by Pandaemonium Germanicum at no charge for the journal and accepts the indicated Creative Commons license. The author holds all copyrights and patrimonial rights; in later publications, the author shall indicate the first publication in the journal.



  • CNPq



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Editorial Board


Chief editor

  • Dörthe Uphoff (Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo - FFLCH/USP, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)



  • Helmut Galle - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – São Paulo – SP - Brasil
  • Luciana Villas Bôas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Rio de Janeiro – RJ - Brasil
  • Maria Helena Voorsluys Battaglia – Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – SP - Brasil
  • Valéria Sabrina Pereira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) – Belo Horizonte – MG - Brasil


Associate Editors

  • Carlotta von Maltzan, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Hardarik Blühdorn, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim/Alemanha
  • Luciana Villas Bôas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Miguel Vedda, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Scientific Board

  • Axel Gellhaus (RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, ALEMANHA)
  • Berthold Zilly (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, ALEMANHA)
  • Celeste H. M. Ribeiro de Sousa (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Christian Fandrych (Universität Leipzig-Herder Institut, Leipzig, ALEMANHA)
  • Deusa Maria P. Passos (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Dorothea von Mücke, Columbia University, New York, EUA
  • Élcio Cornelsen (UFMG, Belo Horizonte/MG, BRASIL)
  • Erwin Tschirner (Universität Leipzig-Herder Institut, Leipzig, ALEMANHA)
  • Eva Glenk (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Francis Aubert (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Göz Kaufmann (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg i. B, ALEMANHA)
  • Gunter Karl Pressler (UFPA, Belém, BRASIL)
  • Hardarik Blühdorn (IDS-Mannheim, Mannheim, ALEMANHA)
  • Henrique Janzen (UFPR-Educação, Curitiba/PR, BRASIL)
  • Hinrich C. Seeba (University of Berkeley, California, EUA)
  • Horst Nitschack (Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, CHILE)
  • Ingedore Koch (UNICAMP, Campinas/SP, BRASIL)
  • Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madri, ESPANHA)
  • Jorge de Almeida (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • José Simões (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Joachim Born (Universität Gieβen, Gieβen, ALEMANHA)  
  • João Barrento (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, PORTUGAL)
  • Karen Pupp Spinassé (UFRGS, Porto Alegre/RS, BRASIL)
  • Karin Volobuef (UNESP, Araraquara/SP, BRASIL)
  • Kathrin H. Rosenfield (UFRGS, Porto Alegre/RS, BRASIL)
  • Kathrin Maurer (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DINAMARCA)
  • Klaus L. Berghahn (University of Wisconsin, Madison, EUA)
  • Luis Sergio Krausz (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Luiz Costa Lima (PUC-RJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, BRASIL)
  • Marcus Mazzari (USP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Maria José Pereira Monteiro (UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, BRASIL)
  • Marlene Holzhausen (UFBA, Salvador/BA, BRASIL)
  • Michael Korfmann (UFRGS, Porto Alegre/RS, BRASIL)
  • Oliver Lubrich (Universität Bern, Bern, SUÍÇA)
  • Oscar Caeiro (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, ARGENTINA)
  • Paulo Oliveira (UNICAMP, São Paulo/SP, BRASIL)
  • Paulo Soethe (UFPR, Curitiba/PR, BRASIL)
  • Philip Ajouri (Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, ALEMANHA)
  • Renate Koroschetz (Universidad Central de Venezuela/ Goethe Institut, Caracas, VENEZUELA)
  • Ulrich Beil (Universität Zürich, Zürich, SUÍÇA)
  • Werner Heidermann (UFSC, Florianópolis, BRASIL)
  • Wiebke Röben de Alencar Xavier (UFPB, João Pessoa/PB, BRASIL)
  • Willi Bolle (USP, São Paulo, BRASIL)


Editorial Production

  • Review
    until 2013 - Eloá Heise, Masa Nomura; from 2013 to 2015 - Jessé de Almeida Primo; from 2016 on - Pi Laboratório Editorial
  • Review of German and translations to German
    Dörthe Uphoff
  • Review of English
    until 2013 - Deusa M. P. Passos
  • Composition
    Dörthe Uphoff


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Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy


The journal Pandaemonium Germanicum, published since 1997 by the German Area of the Department of Modern Letters of the FFLCH/USP and the Post-Graduate Program in German Language and Literature, constitutes a forum for academic discussion in Germanistic fields, namely: German language literature, compared literature and cultural studies related to German-speaking countries, German linguistics, applied and contrastive linguistics (Portuguese/German), teaching of German as a foreign language and studies on translation logic. Pandaemonium seeks to disseminate studies by Germanists from Brazil and abroad, and to promote dialogue among Germanistic and other areas of Letters, as well as other spheres of knowledge.

Pandaemonium accepts submission of the following types of texts in the areas outlined above:

  1. Original articles in Portuguese, German, Spanish or English languages (minimum of 15, and maximum of 30, pages).
  2. Review articles
  3. Critical summaries of dissertations, theses, translations and books of interest and on the areas in question. Foreign books must have been published within the past 3 years, and Brazilian editions within the last 2 years;
  4. In exceptional cases, translations of excellent references articles and interviews with seminal authors or eminent professors in the area may be included.

The journal considers texts on the topics listed above, written in continuous text, addressing specific themes in line with its Call for Papers.

The articles must be accompanied by an abstract in English and a summary in the original language of the article. Summaries must be a minimum of 50, and maximum of 200, words in length. Reviews should not be accompanied by a summary.

The articles undergo editorial screening and will be reviewed by two experts (double blind peer review). In the cases of divergent assessments of the work, the manuscript will be assessed by a third reviewer. The editors reserve the right to take the final decision about the publication.

It is required that the articles submitted for review for publication in Pandaemonium are not simultaneously submitted for publication to other journals or other editorial organs.

The opinions and ideas expressed in the articles published are the responsibility of their respective authors.

There are no fees for submission and review articles.

The copyright of the articles belongs to the authors. In later publications, the author must indicate the first publication in the journal. 

All journal content, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons License BY-NC.
The journal aims to implement the appropriate means to align with the principles of open science by the year 2022.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Pandaemonium Germanicum follows the Guidelines of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). It does not accept any form of pagiarism or unethical behavior. In case of proven plagiarism, the article will be removed from the journal.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


The texts published by Pandaemonium must comply with ABNT standards and be submitted according to the following specific instructions:

1. Title - centered, with only initial letters of the words in uppercase. Font: Geometr231 BT 26. The title must be translated into English (Geometr231 BT 14 between square brackets).

2. Use the corresponding form or a separate file to indicate: Full name of author(s), institution, department, address of the institution, city, country, email address for correspondence. Ex.:

Full Name, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Departamento de Letras Modernas, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 403, 05508-900, São Paulo/SP, Brasil. Email:

2.1. Use the corresponding online form to inform sources of funding for the work.

3. Abstract and Summary and/or Zusammenfassung - inclusion of an abstract in English is compulsory, along with a summary in Portuguese or Spanish, for Portuguese and Spanish articles, respectively; or a Zusammenfassung in German for articles in the German language. For articles in Portuguese/Spanish, a Zusammenfassung may also be provided. A summary may also be provided for articles In German. The word Abstract/Summary/Zusammenfassung in Times New Roman 11, boldface, with uppercase initial letter, should be followed by a colon. The summary text must be typed in Times New Roman 11 font, with standard spacing and no indentation. The summary must be a minimum of 50, and maximum of 200, words in length.

Note: Reviews should not be accompanied by a summary.

4. Keywords/Palavras-chave/Stichwörter - should be included at the end of summaries by inserting a blank line, with a Times New Roman 11 font and standard spacing. The words Keywords/Palavras-chave/Stichwörter should be in boldface, and followed by colon. A total of 3 to 5 keywords are required in English, 3 to 5 palavras-chave in Portuguese and 3 to 5 Stichwörter in German, separated by semi-colons.

Note: Keywords should not be included for Reviews.

5. Text - in Times New Roman 12, with line and paragraph spacing of 1.5. (Spacing between paragraphs throughout the text: 3 pt). Articles should contain a minimum of15, and maximum of 30, pages. Articles containing less than 15 pages will not go before the reviewers. (For reviews: minimum length of 2 and maximum of 5 pages).

5.1. Paragraphs: should employ tabs (1,25 cm).

5.2. Subtitles: Geometr231 BT 19.5, no indentation , only initial letter in capitals. Numbering should be done using Arabic numerals.

5.3. Tables and illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs etc.) must be consistent with the general standard of the text and fit within the space allocated by the author. A resolution of 72 px is recommended for images. The use of large images should be avoided.

5.4. Notes should be avoided. When necessary, notes should appear at the foot of the page, and be numbered in order of appearance. Font: Times New Roman 10, standard spacing.

5.5. Emphases or highlights within the text body should be done using boldface. Phrases in foreign languages should be in italics. Underscores should not be used.

5.6. Citations of up to three lines should be placed between quotes (not in italics), followed by author's surname (in small capitals - not in upper case!), year of publication and page number(s). E.g.: (Lieblich 2005: Citations greater than 3 lines should be indented 1.25 cm on the left, in Times New Roman 11 font, no quotation marks or italics, and use standard spacing, and be followed by author's surname (in Small capitals), year of publication and page number(s).

Some example citations

• Direct citation of three lines or less
Bornheim (1992:57) also affirms " Assim, a plasticidade do texto compõe-se juntamente com os recursos de que lança mão a encenação."

• Direct citation
Para o dramaturgo e diretor alemão Bertolt Brecht (1967), o teatro não deve proporcionar apenas as sensações e os impulsos que são permitidos pelo respectivo contexto histórico [...].

• Citation greater than three lines

Nesse sentido, [...] Henry Giroux (apud Rajagopalan 2003: 105) argumenta que

Ensinar, nos termos de Freire, não é simplesmente estar em sala de aula, mas estar na história, na esfera mais ampla de um imaginário político que oferece aos educadores a oportunidade de uma enorme coleção de campos para mobilizar conhecimentos e desejos que podem levar a mudanças significativas na minimalização do grau de opressão na vida das pessoas.

6. Annexes - should be avoided. If included, annexes must be placed prior to the bibliographic references, preceded by the word Annexes in boldface with only the initial letter in capitals, with no indentation or numbering. When involving previously published texts, permission of the publisher's for publication must be included. Annexes should only be used when absolutely necessary.

7. Bibliographic references - (ABNT) should include only the texts cited in the paper. The words Bibliographic references, with capital B, in Geometr231 BT 19.5 font, and no indentation, should be used. Standard spacing and automatic offset should be used for bibliographic references. Font: Times New Roman 11, should be used for authors' surnames, Small capitals. (See examples).

Bibliographic reference is not to be numbered.

Examples of bibliographic references


Rajagopalan, Kanavillil. Por uma lingüística crítica: Linguagem, identidade e a questão ética. São Paulo: Parábola Editorial, 2003.

Book chapter

Ehlich, Konrad; Rehbein, Jochen. Einige Interrelationen von Modalverben. In: Wunderlich, Dieter (ed.). Linguistische Pragmatik. Wiesbaden: Athenaion,1975, p. 318-341.

Journal Article

Aubert, Francis Henrik. Modalidades de tradução: teoria e resultados. TradTerm, , v. 5, n. 1, 1998, p. 99-128.

Newspaper article

Teixeira, Ivan. Gramática do louvor. In: Folha de S. Paulo, Jornal de Resenhas. São Paulo, 08/04/2000, p. 4.

Dissertation and thesis

Brito, Eduardo Manoel de. Quando a ficção se confunde com a realidade - As obras In der Strafkolonie / Na Colônia Penal e Der Prozess / O Processo de Kafka como filtros perceptivos da ditadura civil-militar brasileira. Tese de doutorado. FFLCH/USP, São Paulo, 2005.

Online Publication - INTERNET

Neumann, Gerson R. 'Brasileiros sobre a Europa' - Brasil: além do centro e da periferia? In: Revista Contingentia, v. 2, Porto Alegre, nov. 2007, p. 29-35. Disponível em: <http://www.revistacontingentia.com/> Acesso em 23.01.2008.

CONCLUDING REMARKS: Non-compliance with the format rules will lead to rejection of the work



Submission of the manuscripts


The journal accepts manuscripts continuously https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/pg-scielo.



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Universidade de São Paulo/Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas/, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Língua e Literatura Alemã Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 403, 05508-900 São Paulo/SP/ Brasil, Tel.: (55 11)3091-5028 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
E-mail: pandaemonium@usp.br